Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Above and below, Coraline poses for her first official photo as a "Lady in Waiting".
This morning we picked up our new foster, 9 month old Coraline at the vet's office. Coraline was at the vet getting her spay operation and a good check up. She was supposed to come home last night but she needed more recovery time so she spent the night under observation. Now that she has recovered a little, she is running a little bit with the pack. She is a voluntary surrender from a military couple who felt that keeping her in their base housing without a yard or room to run was not fair to her. She is a small (50 pounds) active young lady. She has not had much training, but she does have the basics down. She will sit for treats, she would probably come when called if she ever left to begin with. She has been the ultimate Velcro dog since she arrived. She does not have a lot of familiarity of treats, she does not know what to do with them. She is learning rapidly by watching the rest of us. She is not very socialised, she does not play well with others yet. It isn't that she does not want to play, she just does not know how to play yet. It will take a day or two before she learns to play with the pack.
We have a correction on Emma. We said Emma was 18 months, she is now thought to be only 9 months, the same age as Coraline. So far they are not playing together, but give them some time and they should become the best of friends. Below, Emma is carrying her stuffed turtle.
Mogley G. Retriever